Picture Yourself at The Shaw Centre

Whether you’re making your first or fifteenth visit to the Shaw Centre, we’ve collected here everything you need to see and know in advance of your event.

Picture Yourself at The Shaw Centre

Whether you’re making your first or fifteenth visit to the Shaw Centre, we’ve collected here everything you need to see and know in advance of your event.

Prepare to be amazed

The Shaw Centre is pleased to welcome you to one of Canada’s foremost meeting places – a spectacular venue for conventions, conferences, meetings, and events of all description, set in the heart of beautiful downtown Ottawa, Canada’s Capital.

The Shaw Centre In Focus

Coming to Shaw Centre? Get an inside—and outside—look at the wonderful space, design, views, and decor that make
Shaw Centre a jewel in downtown Ottawa.

Shaw Centre Outside View

Level 1 Gallery

Level 2 Gallery

Level 3 Gallery

Level 4 Gallery

crEATe Kitchen Gallery

Executive Boardroom & Admin Rooms

Weddings Gallery

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We’re At The Centre Of It All

The Shaw Centre is located on the Rideau Canal in downtown Ottawa, at the corner of Daly and Colonel By Drive. Besides a panorama of magnificent views, our location offers walking-distance access to more than 6,000 downtown Ottawa hotel rooms, as well as numerous attractions and landmarks.

Shaw Centre Google Map


The parking nearest to Shaw Centre is a 2-storey underground facility providing 730 spaces. It is a fully-staffed facility with two entrances located on Daly Avenue and Nicholas Street South. The three exits are located on Nicholas Street South. Entry points to both the Shaw Centre and the Rideau Centre shopping complex are located on both levels on the north and west walls. There are four handicap spaces per level located on the north wall near the Rideau Centre entrances.

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Bicycle Parking Stations

  • Colonel By Drive station accommodates 26 bicycles comfortably
  • Daly Street layby stations accommodate a total of 38 bicycles comfortably

Learn more about Shaw Centre

  • Floor Plans

  • Gallery

  • Request For Proposal

  • Show Services

  • City Information

  • Advertising

  • Operations Guide


Beautiful space for meetings, gatherings and official events. Great lookout to Parliament and spectacular views from the Trillium Ballroom with a wide view and high ceilings.

Shaw Centre guest

This is a fantastic facility located right next to the Rideau Centre and in the heart of downtown Ottawa. The facility is clean, huge and fantastic. With lots of space, clean washrooms and friendly staff events here are easy and wonderful.

Shaw Centre guest

The Ottawa Convention Center is in a great location. The service is excellent and the food is of fantastic quality. The meeting and conference rooms are clean, comfortable and modern.

Shaw Centre guest

Ottawa’s canalside convention centre in Ottawa’s city center within reach of Parliament, the Rideau Shopping Center, the hopping Byward social district, and a slew of hotels. Exciting architecture pleases the eye, and its central situation ticks all the boxes for convention goers. Nice find.

Shaw Centre guest

This is a huge venue. It is a wonderful example of modern architecture and looking outward it provides great views of key landmarks in the Capital (e.g. Rideau Canal, Senate Building, Parliament Hill, Chateau Laurier). It was well suited to the awards and speaking event (a morning event) that I recently attended there.

Shaw Centre guest

Great spacious architecture. Big windows offer a beautiful panoramic view of the city, Rideau canal, and can even see parliament. You can really feel like you are in a special venue when you explore this new conference centre! Excellent food catering too!

Shaw Centre guest
Request for Proposal